V. I.   Lenin

To the Textile Workers of Petrograd[1]

Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, page 425a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Comrades,

I thank you sincerely for the woollen blanket you have sent me. I find it excellent. I am very sorry I was unable to see Shorov.

My best greetings, Yours,

Lenin V. Ulyanov (Lenin)


[1] Lenin wrote this letter in reply to the greetings and present received from the Petrograd textile workers, who wrote him:

Dear and deeply respected Vladimir Ilyich.

On the occasion of its anniversary the Petrograd Textile Trust sends you its ardent greetings and begs you to accept a woollen blanket made at one of its mills.

We, Petrograd textile workers, should like the warmth of our modest present to bring you the warmth of our hearts and also to show you that in spite of the extremely worn-out condition of our equipment, in spite of the devastation, the shortages and crises, we are working no worse than before the war, which proves that we can achieve whatever we set out to do.

We wish you, dear Comrade Lenin, good health.”

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